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Today we focused our conversations on the construction and ratification of the Constitution. We first looked at some various historical interpretations for the fact that the Constitution allowed the continuance of slavery in the United States, and then proceeded to do a DocBlock HAPP analysis of our first political cartoon, the "Federal Edifice." We finished the day with an extended analysis of excerpts from speeches at the New York ratification convention. Finish up your reflection on this exercise tonight by responding to the questions below and make sure you are prepared to debrief first thing tomorrow.
Wednesday will be your first exam. It will cover Chapters 1-8a, everything we have discussed in class to date, up to the election of 1800. The exams in this class are 45 stimulus based multiple choice questions in 45 minutes followed by 2 short answer questions in 25 minutes. I will be checking binders on exam day and you can see the list of required contents in the file linked below. You should also have your revisions fo the rough draft of your intro paragraph and first body paragraph ready to turn in on Wednesday as well.
Ratification Debates questions: